by Fiona Macleod
Yolngu song-man from North East Arnhem Land Daniel Wilfred performing in Hand to Earth
Hand to Earth, is the third concert in the Meeting Points Series taking place at The Pavilion in Arts Centre Melbourne on Sunday 23 February, 2020.
Presented as part of Asia TOPA, Hand to Earth features one of Korea’s most sought after jazz vocalists Sunny Kim, Yolngu song-man from North East Arnhem Land Daniel Wilfred and multidisciplinary musician Peter Knight.
Together they sing of the stars, of fire and of the cooling rain against Knight’s floating trumpet notes and electronic crackles.
Their effortless collaboration spans continents and cultures, expressing a deeply human commonality.
Following the overwhelming success of The Hearkening (2017) and Hand to Earth (2018), this trio represents contemporary Australia at its best: sophisticated, inclusive, diverse, and forward looking.
Meeting Points Series is a creative collaboration between Arts Centre Melbourne and the Australian Art Orchestra (AAO) and is an intimate collection of concerts bringing together musical styles from across the globe in unexpected collaborations curated by Artistic Director Peter Knight.
The Australian Art Orchestra’s work, under the leadership of daring composer, trumpeter, and sound artist Peter Knight, constantly seeks to stretch genres and break down the barriers separating disciplines, forms and cultures.
It explores the interstices between the avant-garde and the traditional, between art and popular music, between electronic and acoustic approaches, and creates music that traverse the continuum between improvised and notated forms.
Asia TOPA is a joint initiative of the Sidney Myer Fund and Arts Centre Melbourne with support from the Australian and Victorian governments.
With major seed funding from the Sidney Myer Fund, Arts Centre Melbourne has initiated a landmark collaboration with Melbourne’s community of culture makers and national arts leaders to introduce powerful new voices from Asia to our stages.
Asia TOPA takes place from January to March 2020. City of Melbourne is a principal funder of the Meeting Points Series.
Grants will improve Aboriginal health
[Merryn Porter, The Leader]
The grants are part of a new South Eastern Sydney Local Health District (SESLHD) initiative, which encourages collaboration with Aboriginal organisations and groups to utilise existing assets to improve the health and well-being of the community.
McDonalds manager in Mildura let go follow racist video
[Christopher Testa, ABC]
Robby Wirramanda Knight, the deputy chair of the First Peoples of Millewa-Mallee, filmed his neighbours Robert Vigors and Karen Ridge questioning his Aboriginality and attempting to remove an Aboriginal flag from his property on Friday night.
TSRA celebrates 25 years with Iama community
supplied by NIAA
The event on Iama brought together TSRA representatives, Traditional Owners, Elders and members of the local community to reflect on regional progress over a quarter of a century, and with a view to the future.